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The orientation-specific immobilization of antibodies onto nanoparticles, to preserve antibody-antigen recognition, is a key challenge in developing targeted nanomedicines. Herein, we report the targeting ability of metal-phenolic network (MPN)-coated gold nanoparticles with surface-physisorbed antibodies against respective antigens. The MPN coatings were self-assembled from metal ions (FeIII, CoII, CuII, NiII, or ZnII) cross-linked with tannic acid. Upon physisorption of antibodies, all particle systems exhibited enhanced association with target antigens, with CoII systems demonstrating more than 2-fold greater association. These systems contained more metal atoms distributed in a way to specifically interact with antibodies, which were investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. A model antibody fragment crystallizable (Fc) region in solution with CoII-tannic acid complexes revealed that the solvent-exposed CoII can directly coordinate to the histidine-rich portion of the Fc region. This one-pot interaction suggests anchoring of the antibody Fc region to the MPN on nanoparticles, allowing for enhanced targeting.
- metal-phenolic networks
- molecular modeling
1/01/19 → 31/12/23
Davis, T., Boyd, B., Bunnett, N., Porter, C., Caruso, F., Kent, S., Thordarson, P., Kearnes, M., Gooding, J., Kavallaris, M., Thurecht, K., Whittaker, A., Parton, R., Corrie, S. R., Johnston, A., McGhee, J., Greguric, I. D., Stevens, M., Lewis, J., Lee, D. S., Alexander, C., Dawson, K., Hawker, C., Haddleton, D., Thierry, B., Prestidge, C. A., Meyer, A., Jones-Jayasinghe, N., Voelcker, N. H., Nann, T. & McLean, K.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , University of South Australia, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of California System, University College Dublin, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, SungKyunKwan University, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (Australia), University of Nottingham
30/06/14 → 29/06/21